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order

perching birds
Passeriformes Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  superorder Neognathae - flying birds

Scientific synonyms

Acromyodi
Canores

Images

Coloeus monedula - Western Jackdaw

Coloeus monedula - Western Jackdaw

Author: Ivan Mikšík

Chloebia gouldiae - Gouldian Finch

Chloebia gouldiae - Gouldian Finch

Author: Vladimír Motyčka

Functions restricted to taxon Passeriformes

Important groups

Thraupidae - tanagers and allies, Cardinalidae - cardinals and allies, Estrildidae - waxbills, munias and allies, Icteridae - oropendolas, orioles and blackbirds, Parulidae - New World warblers, Alaudidae - larks, Hirundinidae - swallows and martins, Motacillidae - wagtails and pipits, Prunellidae - accentors, Turdidae - thrushes, Sylviidae - sylviid babblers, Paridae - tits and chickadees, Sittidae - nuthatches, Laniidae - shrikes, Corvidae - crows and jays, Sturnidae - starlings and rhabdornis, Passeridae - old world sparrows and snowfinches, Fringillidae - finches and euphonias, Emberizidae - buntings
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Included taxa

Number of records: 148

family Acanthisittidae Sundevall, 1872 - New Zealand wrens
family Acanthizidae Sundevall, 1872 - Australasian warblers
family Acrocephalidae Salvin, 1882 - reed warblers and allies
family Aegithalidae Reichenbach, 1850 - bushtits
family Aegithinidae Gray, 1869 - ioras
family Alaudidae Vigors, 1825 - larks
family Alcippeidae - alcippe fulvettas
family Artamidae Vigors, 1825 - woodswallows, butcherbirds and allies
family Atrichornithidae Stejneger, 1885 - scrubbirds
family Bernieridae Cibois, David, Gregory & Pasquet, 2010 - tetrakas and allies
family Bombycillidae Swainson, 1831 - waxwings
family Buphagidae Lesson, 1828 - oxpeckers
family Calcariidae Ridgway, 1901 - longspurs and snow buntings
family Callaeidae Sundevall, 1836 - New Zealand wattlebirds
family Calyptomenidae Bonaparte, 1850 - African and Green Broadbills
family Calyptophilidae Ridgway, 1907 - chat-tanagers
family Campephagidae Vigors, 1825 - cuckooshrikes
family Cardinalidae Ridgway, 1901 - cardinals and allies
family Certhiidae Leach, 1820 - treecreepers
family Cettiidae - cettia bush warblers and allies
family Chaetopidae - rockjumpers
family Chloropseidae Wetmore, 1960 - leafbirds
family Cinclidae Sundevall, 1836 - dippers
family Cinclosomatidae Mathews, 1922 - jewel-babblers and quail-thrushes
family Cisticolidae Sundevall, 1872 - cisticolas and allies
family Climacteridae Sélys-Longchamps, 1839 - Australasian treecreepers
family Cnemophilidae Mayr, 1862 - satinbirds
family Conopophagidae Sclater & Salvin, 1873 - gnateaters
family Corcoracidae Mathews, 1927 - Australian mudnesters
family Corvidae Leach, 1820 - crows and jays
family Cotingidae Bonaparte, 1849 - cotingas
family Dasyornithidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985 - bristlebirds
family Dicaeidae Bonaparte, 1853 - flowerpeckers
family Dicruridae Vigors, 1825 - drongos
family Donacobiidae Aleixo & Pacheco, 2006 - black-capped donacobius
family Dulidae Sclater, 1862 - palmchat
family Elachuridae Alström, Hoper, Yang, Olsson, Mohan, Gelang, Manh, Zhao, Lei & Price, 2014 - elachura
family Emberizidae Vigors, 1825 - buntings
family Erythrocercidae Fregin, Haase, Olsson & Alström, 2012 - yellow flycatchers
family Estrildidae Bonaparte, 1850 - waxbills, munias and allies
family Eulacestomatidae Schodde & Christidis, 2014 - Ploughbill
family Eupetidae Bonaparte, 1850 - rail-babbler
family Eurylaimidae Lesson, 1831 - typical broadbills
family Falcunculidae Chenu & Des Murs, 1853 - Shriketit
family Formicariidae Gray, 1840 - antthrushes
family Fringillidae Leach, 1820 - finches and euphonias
family Furnariidae Gray, 1840 - ovenbirds
family Grallariidae P.L. Sclater & Salvin, 1873 - antpittas
family Hirundinidae Rafinesque, 1815 - swallows and martins
family Hyliidae Bannerman, 1923 - Hylias
family Hyliotidae - hyliotas
family Hylocitreidae Fjeldsa, Ericson, Johannson & Zuccon 2015 - hylocitrea
family Hypocoliidae Delacour & Amadon, 1949 - hypocolius
family Icteridae Vigors, 1825 - oropendolas, orioles and blackbirds
family Icteriidae S. F. Baird, 1858 - Yellow-breasted Chat
family Ifritidae Schodde & Christidis, 2014 - Ifrit
family Irenidae Jerdon, 1863 - fairy-bluebirds
family Laniidae Rafinesque, 1815 - shrikes
family Leiothrichidae Swainson, 1831 - laughingthrushes and allies
family Locustellidae Bonaparte, 1854 - grassbirds and allies
family Machaerirhynchidae - boatbills
family Macrosphenidae Wolters, 1983 - crombecs and african warblers
family Malaconotidae Swainson, 1824 - bushshrikes
family Maluridae Swainson, 1831 - Australasian wrens
family Melampittidae Schodde & Christidis, 2014 - Melampittas
family Melanocharitidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985 - berrypeckers and longbills
family Melanopareiidae Ericson et al., 2009 - crescentchests
family Meliphagidae Vigors, 1825 - honeyeaters
family Menuridae Lesson, 1828 - lyrebirds
family Mimidae Bonaparte, 1853 - mockingbirds and thrashers
family Mitrospingidae Barker et al., 2013 - mitrospingid tanagers
family Modulatricidae Winkler et. al., 2015 - dapple-throat and allies
family Mohoidae Fleischer, James & Olson, 2008 - oos
family Mohouidae Mathews, 1946 - Whiteheads
family Monarchidae Bonaparte, 1854 - monarchs
family Motacillidae Horsfield, 1821 - wagtails and pipits
family Muscicapidae Fleming, 1822 - chats and Old World flycatchers
family Nectariniidae Vigors, 1825 - sunbirds
family Neosittidae Ridgway, 1904 - sittellas
family Nesospingidae - Puerto Rican tanager
family Nicatoridae - nicators
family Notiomystidae Driskell et al., 2007 - stitchbird
family Oreoicidae Sibley & Ahlquist, 1985 - Australo-Papuan bellbirds
family Oriolidae Vigors, 1825 - figbirds, orioles and turnagra
family Orthonychidae Gray, 1840 - logrunners
family Pachycephalidae Swainson, 1831 - whistlers and allies
family Panuridae Des Murs, 1860 - bearded reedling
family Paradisaeidae Vigors, 1825 - birds-of-paradise
family Paradoxornithidae Horsfield & Moore, 1854 - parrotbills and allies
family Paramythiidae Sclater, 1893 - painted berrypeckers
family Pardalotidae Strickland, 1842 - pardalotes
family Paridae Vigors, 1825 - tits and chickadees
family Parulidae Wetmore, 1947 - New World warblers
family Passerellidae Cabanis, 1851 - New World Sparrows
family Passeridae Rafinesque, 1815 - old world sparrows and snowfinches
family Pellorneidae Delacour, 1946 - ground babblers
family Petroicidae Mathews, 1920 - Australasian robins
family Peucedramidae Wolters, 1980 - olive warbler
family Phaenicophilidae - Hispaniolan Tanagers
family Philepittidae Sharpe, 1870 - asities
family Phylloscopidae Jerdon, 1863 - leaf warblers and allies
family Picathartidae Lowe, 1938 - rockfowl
family Pipridae Rafinesque, 1815 - manakins
family Pittidae Swainson, 1831 - pittas
family Pityriasidae Mayr & Amadon, 1951 - bristlehead
family Platysteiridae Sundevall, 1872 - wattle-eyes and batises
family Ploceidae Sundevall, 1836 - weavers and widowbirds
family Pnoepygidae Gelang et al., 2009 - cupwings
family Polioptilidae Baird, 1858 - gnatcatchers
family Pomatostomidae Schodde, 1975 - Australasian babblers
family Promeropidae Vigors, 1825 - sugarbirds
family Prunellidae Richmond, 1908 - accentors
family Psophodidae Bonaparte, 1854 - whipbirds
family Ptiliogonatidae Baird, 1858 - silky-flycatchers
family Ptilonorhynchidae Gray, 1841 - bowerbirds
family Pycnonotidae Gray, 1840 - bulbuls
family Regulidae Vigors, 1825 - goldcrests and kinglets
family Remizidae Olphe-Galliard, 1891 - penduline tits
family Rhagologidae Schodde & Christidis, 2014 - Mottled Berryhunter
family Rhinocryptidae Wetmore, 1930 - tapaculos
family Rhipiduridae Sundevall, 1872 - fantails
family Rhodinocichlidae - Thrush-tanager
family Sapayoidae Irestedt et al., 2006 - Sapayoa
family Scotocercidae - streaked scrub warbler
family Sittidae Lesson, 1828 - nuthatches
family Spindalidae - Spindalises
family Stenostiridae Beresford, F.K. Barker, Ryan & Crowe, 2005 - fairy flycatchers
family Sturnidae Rafinesque, 1815 - starlings and rhabdornis
family Sylviidae Leach, 1820 - sylviid babblers
family Teretistridae Baird, 1864 - Cuban Warblers
family Thamnophilidae Swainson, 1824 - antbirds
family Thraupidae Cabanis, 1847 - tanagers and allies
family Tichodromidae - wallcreeper
family Timaliidae Vigors & Horsfield, 1827 - babblers and scimitar babblers
family Tityridae G.R. Gray, 1840 - tityras, becards and sharpbill
family Troglodytidae Swainson, 1831 - wrens
family Turdidae Rafinesque, 1815 - thrushes
family Tyrannidae Vigors, 1825 - tyrant flycatchers and calyptura
family Urocynchramidae Domaniewski, 1918 - Przevalski's finch
family Vangidae Swainson, 1831 - vangas and allies
family Viduidae Cabanis, 1847 - indigobirds and whydahs
family Vireonidae Swainson, 1837 - vireos, greenlets and shrike-babblers
family Zeledoniidae Ridgway, 1907 - Wrenthrush
family Zosteropidae Bonaparte, 1853 - white-eyes

Fossil taxa

family Palaeoscinidae Howard, 1957
genus Crosnoornis Bochenski, Tomek, Bujoczek & Salwa, 2021
genus Turdicus Kretzoi, 1962 inc.sed.
genus Wieslochia Mayr & Manegold, 2006 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [2c145e9e-fe7b-432d-ac8d-ec18ca81f741]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Passeriformes]
Data retrieved on: 31 January 2015
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [http://www.worldbirdnames.org/] [as Passeriformes]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Passeriformes]

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Explanations

extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon